This post is for that special banana pudding loving co-blogger out there. I went to Crooks Corner in Chapel Hill the other night for some fancy Southern cuisine (had an out of town guest). This is apparently the home of the shrimp and grits. And yeah, the shrimp and grits were great: unlike a lot of places, Crooks gives you a ton of big meaty shrimps. Anyways, onto the big find relevant to banana pudding lover: Crooks serves a pretty decent “Good Banana Pudding.” Big enough to share, the banana pudding is *drum roll* topped off with a thick layer of fresh meringue. The custard is slightly tangy with a consistency reminiscent of the custard in an ile flottante. The bananas are neither too ripe nor too green. And oh yeah, there’s the meringue. I am a HUGE meringue fan, so I was totally loving it. The only bad thing I can say about the pudding is that it’s somewhat miserly with the vanilla wafers (or maybe the person with whom I shared the dessert hogged it all?). Sorry about the quality of the picture, it was taken with a camera phone.